Types of stressors that increase susceptibility to the common cold in healthy adults.

@article{Cohen1998TypesOS,
  title={Types of stressors that increase susceptibility to the common cold in healthy adults.},
  author={S. Cohen and E. Frank and W. Doyle and David Skoner and B. Rabin and J. Gwaltney},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          214-23
        }
}
  • S. Cohen, E. Frank, +3 authors J. Gwaltney
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • Two-hundred seventy-six volunteers completed a life stressor interview and psychological questionnaires and provided blood and urine samples. They were then inoculated with common cold viruses and monitored for the onset of disease. Although severe acute stressful life events (less than 1 month long) were not associated with developing colds, severe chronic stressors (1 month or longer) were associated with a substantial increase in risk of disease. This relation was attributable primarily to… CONTINUE READING

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

    Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

    Stress and health: psychological, behavioral, and biological determinants.
    911
    It's long-term stressors that take a toll: comment on Cohen et al. (1998)
    4
    Psychological stress and the human immune system: a meta-analytic study of 30 years of inquiry.
    2206
    Sociability and Susceptibility to the Common Cold
    179

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 45 REFERENCES
    Psychological stress and susceptibility to the common cold.
    1296
    Life-events and mood as predictors of the common cold.
    48
    Development of common cold symptoms following experimental rhinovirus infection is related to prior stressful life events.
    112